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The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature from 1966 to the present. ERIC also contains a growing collection of materials in Adobe PDF format. ERIC's mission is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable Internet-based bibliographic ...



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MARANAO, OF THE MALAYO-POLYNESIAN LANGUAGE GROUP, IS ONE OF THE EIGHT MAJOR LANGUAGES IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IS SPOKEN BY 400,000 MOSLEMS ON THE ISLAND OF MINDANAO. THIS DICTIONARY, BASED PRIMARILY ON THE SPOKEN FORM OF THE LANGUAGE, CONTAINS 18,000 MARANAO ENTRIES IN PART I AND THEIR ALPHABETIZED ENGLISH GLOSSES CROSS-REFERENCED IN PART II. THE INTRODUCTION INCLUDES A SKETCH OF MARANAO GRAMMAR TO AID THE READER IN IDENTIFYING BASE FORMS (USED FOR THE ENTRIES) AND A RATHER EXTENSIVE...
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Historically, states and districts have largely invested in teacher professional development (PD)--ranging from one-time workshops to collaborative peer learning communities--as the primary strategy to help teachers improve their practice. Despite its potential, in its present state, PD has gained a poor reputation among educators and those who study education, in part because little evidence exists that the significant investment of time and financial resources in PD has been consistently...
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This textbook of Nepali lessons is a revision of a text originally developed in 1965. Materials are divided into seven units and are organized to follow an audiolingual approach with pattern drills. The numeric system of Nepali is also outlined. A Nepali-English glossary is included, with both romanized and script versions of Nepali words, as well as an English-Nepali glossary and an English-Nepali technical glossary for surveyors. (CLK)
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Opinions abound on what students should wear to class. Some see student dress as a safety issue; others see it as a student-rights issue. The issue of dress codes and uniform policies has been tackled in the classroom, the boardroom, and the courtroom. This Policy Report examines the whole fabric of the debate on dress codes and uniform policies through a collection of short reports; policy recommendations; and opinions by administrators, teachers, students, and civil libertarians. Topics of...
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This text is designed to enable a student who knows English to gain reading proficiency in Albanian. Part One, which is presented here, includes the first 30 of the 100 units in the complete course. The units include texts from various periods of Albanian writing and include a variety of contents and styles: folklore, biography, news articles, literary works, art, history, archeology, humor, and allegory. Each unit has been provided with glosses for the lexical items that appear in the reader...
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This guide is designed for Ilonggo (Hiligaynon) language training of Peace Corps workers in the Philippines, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of: phrase lists for a wide range of daily activities and needs; a list of targeted core language competencies, at three proficiency levels, for those daily activities; an Ilonggo-to-English glossary; a workbook with illustrated exercises for language practice and skill reinforcement; and extensive grammar notes. (MSE)
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Beginning Pashto is part of a set of materials for teaching oral and written Afghan Pashto. The Pashto writing system is taught in the first unit of the book and is used in the presentation of the material from then on. In the first three units, material is provided also in a romanized transcription. After that, the transcription of a word or phrase is given only when the word or phrase is introduced, or when pronunciation is the focus. Dialogues and readings on various topics (e.g. food,...
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The purpose of this handbook is to provide information on the fundamental requirements, as set down in the Federal law and policy, that are necessary in planning Title I, Elementary Secondary Education Act proposals. Also, this handbook is meant to clarify Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and its amendments. It provides a further elaboration of Health Education Welfare Department Program Guides 44 and 45A for Title I. The handbook is organized to reflect in sequence...
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This English-Mandinka dictionary is part of the Peace Corps language training instructional materials series. Many of the entries include sample sentences illustrating the use of a given item. (CLK)
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This teacher's manual for a preschool second-year program in English as a second language contains daily lesson plans--objectives, activities, exercises, and subject material--for 22 weeks of class. The program is designed for two English instructional periods per day. English should also be used as the medium of instruction in one other subject. The first four weeks are spent in review of the first year's work. The subjectives and subject material for each week's work are listed at the...
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The Reciprocal Category System (RCS) is an observational system used to record and assess teacher-student classroom verbal interaction. The RCS is composed of nine verbal categories which are applicable to either the student or teacher (and as such are numbered differently, thus producing 18 categories) and one additional category--silence or confusion. The observer records the classroom verbal behavior not less than every three seconds by placing the number assigned to any of the 19 categories...
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This primary education curriculum guide was developed jointly by the Iowa and Nebraska Departments of Education to provide educators with a coherent framework to guide local planning for reform of educational programs for children at the kindergarten and primary level. In the belief that the field has moved beyond separate areas of service or curriculum, this second edition of the guide presents content related both to differences among learners and to emergent areas of curriculum throughout...
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A Tagalog reader designed for adult students beyond the intermediate level contains 30 lessons in agriculture, art, economics, education, history, language, literature, medicine, music, political science, religion, and sociology. Each unit contains four sections: (1) a reading passage with numbered paragraphs and underlined vocabulary words, for later reference; (2) two word lists containing general and specialized or technical vocabulary, defined as used in the text, with parts of speech,...
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The purpose of this text is to develop conversational skills in Tamil. It is to be used as a review of what has been learned in class and not as a teaching device. The language materials consist of four types of language learning activities. The unit microwave cycle divides the learning process into two basic phases. The first phase involves mimicry, memorization, and manipulation, and the second phase involves conversational application of what has been learned. Drill exercises, the second...
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This booklet presents a variety of materials concerning the first part of Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes." After a brief introduction to the play, the booklet presents a description of the principal characters in the play, a profile of the playwright, information on funding of the play, an interview with the playwright, descriptions of some of the motifs in the play (including AIDS, Angels, Roy Cohn, and Mormons), a quiz about plays,...
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These 12 issues of "Exceptional Parent" present a variety of articles and other information relevant to parents of children with disabilities. The January issue provides an annual directory of national organizations, associations, products, and services. Other monthly issues each have several articles relating to a particular theme, including: (1) early intervention, (2) mobility, (3) summer activities, (4) recreational activities and services, (5) telecommunications, (6) teenagers...
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Through an analysis of school uniform policies and theories of social justice, Samantha Deane argues that school uniforms and their foregoing policies assume that confronting strangers--an imperative of living in a democratic polity--is something that requires seeing sameness instead of recognizing difference. Imbuing schooling with a directive that says schools ought to be places where children learn to confront the humanity of others requires that we ask questions about how educational...
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This sourcebook presents reading guides for 39 literary works frequently used by scondary school English teachers. The guides contain an overview of the work, a pool of instructional objectives for each work, a variety of activities, a series of discussion options, suggestions for evaluation, and annotated lists of related works. Included are: "Foreword" (T. C. Ley); "Overview of Critical Approaches" (A. Dunlop and D. Clark); "Conrad Aiken's 'Silent Snow, Secret...
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This volume is intended as a supplement to Nepali language instruction. It contains songs, numerals, dialogues in Devanagari script, a Nepali-English, English-Nepali glossary, and an English-Nepali surveyor technical glossary. (AM)
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This two-volume audiolingual course in Aymara for Spanish speakers is based on the variety of Aymara spoken in La Paz. The Aymara appears in phonetic transcription; all other material (introduction, directions, notes, and explanations) appear in Spanish. Lesson units in Volume I begin with a dialogue introducing the basic sentence patterns for the unit, followed by exercises and drills to practice the new grammatical structures. Lesson units in Volume II consist of sections on basic sentences,...
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Numerical tables of mathematical functions are in continual demand by scientists and engineers for preliminary surveys of problems before programming for computing machines. This handbook was designed to provide scientific investigators with a comprehensive and self-contained summary of the mathematical functions that arise in physical and engineering problems. The chapters contain numerical tables, graphs, polynomial or rational approximations for automatic computers, and statements of the...
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These booklets are intended for students in Alberta, Canada, taking the Grade 12 Diploma Examinations in English 30. The readings booklet presents 7 reading selections from fiction and nonfiction literature. After instructions for students, the booklet presents: (1) Lance Morrow's essay "Metaphors of the World, Unite!"; (2) Carl Sandburg's poem "What Is a Judge?"; (3) an excerpt from William Butler Yeats' play "Cathleen Ni Houlihan"; (4) an excerpt from Fredelle...
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Articles focus on the following: teaching of literature as a means to teaching reading comprehension; reading and discussing favorite stories; interactive literature in childhood literacy; new perspectives in teaching literature; construction of graphic aids in promoting and developing writing skills; recommended books for children and adolescents; early child literature and the history of early childhood; interpretation of stories in first grade; argumentative texts and their presentation in...
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Twelve papers address issues of attitudes towards handicapped persons. The authors were invited to summarize and critically evaluate the literature in their area of expertise, including their own research. Contributions touch on measurement and methodological issues as well as other topics. The following papers are included: "Attitudes and Attitude Change in Special Education" (R. Jones and S. Guskin); "Perspectives and Issues in the Study of Attitudes" (H. Triandis, J....
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Proceedings of the 1981 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum and the 1981-82 AIR Directory are presented in a single volume. General session addresses and authors from the forum are as follows: "Some Possible Revolutions by 2001" (Michael Marien); "Information, the Non-Depletive Resource" (John W. Lacey); "What's Higher about Higher Education?" (Harland Cleveland); and "An Assessment of the Past and a Look at the Future" (George Beatty,...
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This sourcebook provides information for the practical implementation of independent living technology in the everyday rehabilitation process. "Information Services and Resources" lists databases, clearinghouses, networks, research and development programs, toll-free telephone numbers, consumer protection caveats, selected publications, and technology resources related to specific disabilities or age groups. "The Equipment Selection Process" addresses the importance of...
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This bulletin focuses on these topics: (1) Higher education; (2) Some recent movements in city school systems; (3) Constructive tendencies in rural education; (4) Medical education; (5) The progress of dental education; (6) Recent progress in legal education; (7) Art education in the United States; (8) Industrial education; (9) Agricultural education; (10) Progress in home economics education; (11) Progress in kindergarten education; (12) Adult education for foreign-born and native illiterates;...
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Intermediate Pashto is part of a set of materials for teaching oral and written Afghan Pashto. The transcription of a word or phrase is given only when the word or phrase is introduced, or when pronunciation is the focus. Dialogues and readings on various topics (e.g. food, shopping, weather, family, etc.) are used, with accompanying presentations on grammar and vocabulary, and exercises for oral practice and conversation. The Workbook, which is mostly in English, provides background...
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This audiolingual course in Indonesian consists of 102 lesson units; Volumes I-XI. (Volume I is in two separately bound sections.) The lessons are designed to train beginning students to Level 3 proficiency in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing Indonesian. (This scale rates native speakers on Level 5.) Units consist of perception drills with cartoon guides, dialogs with English translation, pattern drills, grammar and cultural notes, and vocabulary listings. Later units provide for...
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This report is designed to provide numerical data about student performance on the curriculum of the Boston (Massachusetts) Public Schools (BPS) as measured by curriculum referenced tests (CRTs). BPS Department of Educational Testing analyzed data from the 1986 CRT final exams in: reading and language arts (grades K-8), high school English (six levels), mathematics (grades 1-8), high school mathematics (nine levels), science (grades K-8), high school science (six levels), social studies (grades...
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Discipline-based art education (DBAE) is an approach to art education that draws upon four art disciplines: art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. This handbook is designed to help art specialists and supervisors, classroom teachers, teacher educators, museum educators, and school administrators to understand and implement DBAE. The handbook is organized into nine sections, beginning with an introduction. Section 2 offers a general definition and rationale for the inclusion...
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Designed for individual study and nonformal classroom instruction, this Navy training manual provides subject matter that relates to the occupational standards of the construction mechanic rating. Each chapter includes line drawings, diagrams, and photos illustrating the subject matter. Subjects covered include the following: preparation for advancement, principles and construction of internal combustion engines, fuel systems, cooling and lubricating systems, automotive electricity, automotive...
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WRITTEN TO SUPPLEMENT THE AUTHORS' SPOKEN QUECHUA MATERIALS, THIS TRIDIALECTAL DICTIONARY PROVIDES THE SPEAKER OF ENGLISH WHO HAS HAD SOME TRAINING IN QUECHUA GRAMMAR WITH A MEANS OF ACCESS TO ADDITIONAL VOCABULARY IN THE CUZCO, AYACUCHO, AND COCHABAMBA DIALECTS. ALL THE QUECHUA WORDS AND PHRASES INCLUDED ARE IN ACTUAL USE AND WERE GATHERED FROM FIELD EXPERIENCE OR WORK WITH NATIVE INFORMANTS. SINCE THE APPROXIMATELY 3,000 ENTRIES ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY THE ENGLISH EQUIVALENT FOR THE...
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This nineteenth unit in the SMSG secondary school mathematics series is the teacher's commentary for Unit 17. First, a time allotment for each of the chapters in Units 17 and 18 is given. Then, for each of the chapters in Unit 17, the goals for that chapter are discussed, the mathematics is explained, some teaching suggestions are given, answers to exercises are provided, and sample test questions are included. (DT)
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In 1985 the Agency for Instructional Technology conducted its second national contest to search out the best promotion and utilization ideas that instructional television (ITV) agencies use to increase use of instructional video materials; and this 1986 compilation of the award-winning ideas is intended to serve as a reference for instructional technologists. The utilizations projects and activities described were entered in the competition under six major categories: (1) Recognition, which...
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This basic dictionary, consisting of two sections, Amharic-English and English-Amharic, is the first such dictionary written since 1920. Since there is a considerable lack of consistency in Amharic spelling, the Amharic orthography used here has been standardized through etymological studies. Whenever necessary, English expressions are given in parentheses to restrict or clarify the meaning of an entry. (PMP)
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THE MATERIALS FOR A BASIC COURSE IN SPOKEN BENGALI PRESENTED IN THIS BOOK WERE PREPARED BY REVISION OF AN EARLIER WORK DATED 1959. THE REVISION WAS BASED ON EXPERIENCE GAINED FROM 2 YEARS OF CLASSROOM WORK WITH THE INITIAL COURSE MATERIALS AND ON ADVICE AND COMMENTS RECEIVED FROM THOSE TO WHOM THE FIRST DRAFT WAS SENT FOR CRITICISM. THE AUTHORS OF THIS COURSE ACKNOWLEDGE THE BENEFITS THIS REVISION HAS GAINED FROM ANOTHER COURSE, "SPOKEN BENGALI," ALSO WRITTEN IN 1959, BY FERGUSON AND...
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These lessons in Chichewa, the official language of Malawi, aim to enable the student to achieve working competency in the language in the shortest time possible. The "A" lessons in the book present basic grammatical patterns through explicit discussions of the patterns involved. The "B" lessons present language in use. They contain dialogs, monologs, narratives, proverbs, riddles, and exercises based on these forms of communication. The text is illustrated with pen-and-ink...
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These projects were completed by participants in the Fulbright-Hays summer seminar in China in 1997. The participants represented various regions of the U.S. and different grade levels and subject areas. The 15 curriculum projects in the collection are: (1) "China's One-Child Policy" (Michael Borrowman); (2) "China Chooses a Simulation" (Richard Celio); (3) "Women of China: Past, Present, Future" (Kathleen E. Dillon); (4) "The Cultural Revolution: An...
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This series of four text-workbooks was designed for tenth grade mathematics students who have exhibited lack of problem-solving skills. Electric desk calculators are to be used with the text. In the first five chapters of the series, students learn how to use the machine while reviewing basic operations with whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents. The rest of the chapters present word problems in simple consumer mathematics, business activities, installment buying, banking, stocks and...
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This Aklanon-English dictionary consists of a list of basic root words or word bases of Aklanon. The dictionary is designed to be used both by native speakers of Aklanon and by foreign learners. For the former, it can serve to: (1) establish a uniform system of spelling, (2) broaden or intensify the use and understanding of idiomatic standard American English, (3) serve as a reference book for the standard speech of Kalibo, (4) broaden the vocabulary of those interested in studying their native...
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This guide is designed for Russian language training of Peace Corps workers in Russia, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of seven instructional units. An introductory section gives an overview of the Russian language, Cyrillic alphabet, phonology, and morphology. The first instructional unit is intended as a 1-week introductory course, presented as a game with mnemonic aids, many immediately useful phrases and expressions, and pronunciation aids. This unit is...
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This document consists of the first 16 issues of a serial providing learning activities for intermediate and advanced students of Spanish. Each issue is organized around a separate theme, with the first 9 issues devoted to celebration of the fifth centenary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus: (1) "Cultural Contact"; (2) "Expeditions"; (3) "The Age of Discoveries"; (4) "The Hispanic Presence in the United States"; (5) "Expo '92";...
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This grammar of Pashto was designed to accompany a set of beginning- and intermediate-level instructional materials for teaching the Pashto language to English speakers, but can be used separately as a reference by readers who are not learning the language. Introductory sections in English and Pashto describe the content and organization. The first chapter gives background information on the people who speak it and on the language (history, social status, dialects, standardization, and history...
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This volume of the 30th annual proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education conference presents: plenary panel papers; research forum papers; short oral communication papers; and poster presentation papers from the meeting. Information relating to discussion groups and working sessions is also provided. Plenary lecture papers include: (1) Mathematics, didactical engineering and observation (G. Brousseau); (2) A Semiotic View of the Role of Imagery and...
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The materials gathered in this volume are part of a continuing 30 year effort to help the social studies teacher develop understandings in United States history related to contemporary social issues, to stimulate student and teacher thinking, and to relate recent historical scholarship to the classroom. This book contains 25 studies by distinguished historians which reinterpret various periods of United States history and related topics. The first section, along with an introduction, describes...
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These lessons were developed by teacher participants in the 1994 Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad program in China. The 15 lessons include: (1) "Global Studies 1" (Robert H. Berry); (2) "Dao Beijing" (Thomas G. Buckingham, Jr.); (3) "Letters to the Past: An Integrated Curriculum on China, Hong Kong, and Macau" (Glenn D. Diedrich); (4) "China: The Master Culture" (Patricia A. Flores); (5) "Mapping the Five Themes of Geography throughout...
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This audiolingual text is designed to serve as supplementary material for a beginning course in Finnish, to be introduced "when the student has mastered much of the basic structure of Finnish and about 700 lexical items." The authors suggest that it may also be used as an intermediate course. The text comprises 57 graded reading selections representative of various types of Finnish literature and writing. Each reading is followed by comprehension questions intended to develop facility...
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In contemporary academic literature and in many national curricula, there is a widespread acceptance that critical thinking should be an important dimension of Education. Teachers and researchers recognize the importance of developing students critical thinking, but there are still great difficulties in defining and assessing critical-thinking skills. The multiple definitions of critical thinking indicate the need for further clarification of the concept. An important attempt for clarifying the...
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This student workbook is a component of "Beginning Pashto," a set of materials (including a textbook, teacher's manual, tapescripts, and a glossary) that teaches the Pashto language. The workbook provides background information on Pashtun culture, discusses grammar, and includes information on individual vocabulary items. The workbook unit contains a number of exercises providing additional listening and writing practice on the points covered in the textbook component (grammar,...
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THE EDITOR DESCRIBES THIS BOOK AS "A PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION OF THE RUDIMENTS OF AYMARA GRAMMAR" RATHER THAN A DEFINITIVE GRAMMAR AND TEXT BOOK. THE MATERIAL FOR THIS BOOK WAS TAKEN FROM THE SPEECH OF EDUCATED URBAN SPEAKERS BILINGUAL IN SPANISH AND THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THAT MUCH FURTHER FIELD WORK WITH RURAL MONOLINGUAL SPEAKERS SHOULD BE DONE IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF AYMARA "ACCORDING TO MODERN STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTIC RESEARCH." THE TEXT...
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This list of works by over 140 different authors is arranged alphabetically by author and covers various genres from classical times to the present. In compiling the list, preference was given to works likely to interest students, to those readily and inexpensively available in mass editions, to short works over long ones, and to modern works over worn-out "classics." Provided with each entry are an evaluation of the importance of the work, information on the author's life, a resume...
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This volume is the second of two in a report on a state-of-the-art assessment which was conducted to determine the roles of school, academic, special, and community libraries in creating and/or providing viewtext information services; the information resources now available or expected to be available in the future to a sample of libraries in the United States; and the unique contribution that viewtext can make to providing information to homes or businesses. The nine case studies presented in...
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This participant's resource guide and trainer's guide are designed to train career development facilitators to help their clients use labor market information. The participant's resource guide contains 10 modules. Each module consists of these components: National Career Development Guidelines (NCDG) Counselor Competencies, abbreviated version of the trainer's lecturette with copies of transparencies embedded within the text, and references. Module subjects are as follows: introduction;...
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This Tagalog translation manual for nursing aides is designed to improve reading skills of U.S. immigrants. After short readings in Tagalog, and English translations of vocabulary/phrases, comprehension, grammar, and language usage exercises are presented. Topical areas include: food, the hospital staff, body language, cleanliness in the hospital, measurements and medical abbreviations, emergencies, the library, observing and reporting, and job searching. (SW)
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These instructor lesson plans and teaching guides and student study guides for a secondary-postsecondary-level course for equal opportunity and treatment personnel are one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting. Purpose stated for the 134-hour public service course is to provide basic skills and technical knowledge to work effectively in entry-level positions. The course contains...
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The in-depth statistical profile of the American Indian's condition today is the most comprehensive ever done on the subject by the Bureau of the Census (U.S. Department of Commerce, Social and Economic Statistics Administration). Presenting information from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing it includes tribal and reservation data and nonreservation data on Indians in the U.S. Some information for 1970 is: (1) 95% of Indian children 7-13 years old and over 1/2 of all Indians between 3...
Topics: ERIC Archive, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Census Figures, Demography,...
The purpose of this publication, as in the case of the other "World Education Series", is to provide a guide for the use of admissions officers and others in the admission and placement of the students of a particular country for study in educational institutions in the United States. Specifically it is hoped that this volume will furnish the basis of sounder assessment of the quantity and the quality aspects of Indian educational institutions, and the Indian student and his academic...
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In the Summer of 1972, the San Mateo Union High School District's Human Relations Department sponsored a Multicultural Curriculum Workshop. The minimal goal was to create curriculum strategies leading to students' recognition and understanding of their attitudes, whether racist or not, and the consequences of such attitudes. A more ambitious goal was to promote necessary attitudinal changes: this is a continuing goal. The intent of the Social Science and English teachers engaged in the...
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This guide is designed for Tagalog language training of Peace Corps workers in the Philippines, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of: a quick reference to common expressions and phrases; a series of topical vocabulary and phrase lists; targeted core language competencies, at three proficiency levels; a Tagalog-to-English glossary; a workbook containing drill, completion, matching, identification, and sentence construction exercises; and extensive grammar notes....
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This document contains full and short papers on World Wide Web-based learning from ICCE/ICCAI 2000 (International Conference on Computers in Education/International Conference on Computer-Assisted Instruction). Topics covered include: design and development of CAL (Computer Assisted Learning) systems; design and development of WBI (Web-Based Instruction) systems; application of the Internet to cooperative and traditional learning; a WBI system supporting individual learning styles; a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Educational Environment,...
A semantic inventory, an organized network of observations on the lexical structure of Huichol, is presented. Each entry includes a name form or lemma, its pronunciation if not clear from the lemma form, part of speech, and examples to illustrate its range of inflections. The discussion of semantics begins with a syntactic framework for the definition using a typical sentence, followed by the definition proper, phrased in terms of elements of the typical sentence as examples of the semantic...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Definitions, Grammar, Lexicology, Semantics, Spanish, Syntax, Vocabulary
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This guide is designed for Ivatan (Ibatan) language training of Peace Corps workers in the Philippines, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of: phrase lists for a wide range of daily activities and needs; a list of targeted core language competencies, at three proficiency levels, for those daily activities; an Ivatan-to-English glossary; a workbook with illustrated exercises for language practice and skill reinforcement; and extensive grammar notes. (MSE)
Topics: ERIC Archive, Acculturation, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Daily Living Skills,...
This guide is designed for Tagalog language training of Peace Corps workers in the Philippines and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of 21 learning modules to be used in independent study. Each module contains a list of the targeted language competencies and related phrases, a dialogue or text, vocabulary list, grammar notes, usage, vocabulary and grammar exercises, a cultural activity, and an answer key. Module topics include: greetings and introductions,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Conversational Language Courses, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Food,...
Testimony on the need for building an information base on the changing demographics of an aging society in order to make intelligent policy decisions is presented in this Senate committee hearing. Opening statements by Senators Charles Grassley and John Glenn are provided. Jacob A. Brody, dean of the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago testified on population changes and the need to monitor health and disease in the older population segments. T. Franklin Williams...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Demography, Federal Programs, Hearings, Older Adults, Public Policy, Statistical...
This set of instructional materials is designed to provide beginning and intermediate learners of Haitian Creole with a foundation in the phonology, grammar, and vocabulary of the language. It is intended for use by individuals wanting to communicate with monolingual Haitians. A revision of earlier materials, this set emphasizes authentic representation of Haitian language and culture, focuses on interpersonal communication needs, and uses an officialized spelling, which is explained in the...
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Topics: ERIC Archive, Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Daily Living Skills, Dialogs...
This directory provides a current listing of all reported public elementary and secondary education agencies in the United States as well as other US jurisdictions. Also included is the US Department of Defense Dependents Schools and Bureau of Indian Affairs Schools. The directory provides summary tables showing an overview of elementary and secondary agency patterns in relation to agency location (state), district size, grade span and student population. The information for this publication...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Elementary Secondary Education, State Departments of Education, Public Agencies,...
This paper seeks to discover the relationship between both the social constructivist learning theory and the collaborative learning environment. This relationship can be identified by giving an example of the learning environment. Due to wiki characteristics, Wiki technology is one of the most famous learning environments that can show the relationship between these two terms. However, evidence will be presented in this paper to support the idea of why the wiki may be the suitable method to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Asynchronous Communication, Synchronous Communication, Educational Environment,...
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a fast pace and affecting academia and professional practice in many ways. Paradigms such as just-in-time learning, constructivism, student-centered...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to...
This bibliography, containing 2,403 titles of research studies in education completed during the year ended June 30, 1928, continues Bulletin, 1928, No. 22, Bibliography of Research Studies in Education, 1926-1927. Letters were sent to various research agencies requesting information and publications for inclusion in the list. The responses to these requests, received from 303 institutions and organizations throughout the United States, furnished the material for the present volume. An...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Research, Bibliographies, Research Reports, Educational Administration,...
The third volume of the Global 2000 study presents basic information ("documentation") on the long-term sectoral models used by the U.S. government to project global trends in population, resources, and the environment. Its threefold purposes are: (1) to present all this basic information in a single volume, (2) to provide an explanation, in the words of the agencies and institutions themselves, of the structure of their models and the purposes for which their models were developed,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Climate, Documentation, Energy, Environment, Food, Futures (of Society), Global...
This 1998 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 34th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from kindergarten through graduate school. The digest includes data from many government and private sources, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Academic Achievement, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Education Work Relationship,...
This document presents testimony given at the November 4, 1975 hearing on Senate Bill 2538 to enact the National School-Age Mother and Child Health Act of 1975. Statements were made by representatives from the federal government, state and private health service agencies, and medical doctors. The bill concerns the provision of comprehensive health, education, psychological, and social services for adolescent parents and their children. In addition the bill would improve existing services and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Adolescents, Community Health Services, Day Care, Dropout Programs, Federal...
The Project on Student Values was a curriculum development effort in value education. The Project was intended to develop innovative and demonstrative programs and materials for enabling teachers and schools to work with values in the classroom. Results of the Project include: (1) development of numerous strategies and materials for assisting students in clarifying their individual value systems; (2) involvement of many educators in experiences to help them more effectively use the new ideas...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Moral Values, Program Descriptions,...
The contemporary university is an uncomfortable amalgamation of ambitions once held by a variety of educational institutions. It owes debts to the philosophical schools of Ancient Greece and Rome, to the monasteries of the Middle Ages, to the theological colleges of Paris, Padua, and Bologna and to the research laboratories of early modern science. One of the legacies of this heterogeneous background is that academics in the humanities have been forced to disguise both from themselves and their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Schools, Foreign Countries, Sciences, Humanities, Reading Instruction, Higher...